Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

National Population Estimates: December 1999 Q

National Population Estimates: December 1999 quarter

Latest Population Estimates

New Zealand's resident population was estimated to have been 3,825,700 at 31 December 1999, Deputy Government Statistician Dianne Macaskill said today when releasing the latest quarterly population estimates. During the last year of the twentieth century the New Zealand population grew by an estimated 20,200 or 0.5 per cent. The increase was four-fifths of the increase for the year ended December 1998 (24,300). The smaller increase for the December 1999 year was due mainly to a larger net out-migration. Permanent and long-term departures exceeded arrivals by 9,000 during the December 1999 year, compared with a net outflow of 6,300 for the December 1998 year.

As this is the first release on population estimates for the twenty-first century, the demographic legacy of the last century is worth noting. Our current population is 4.8 times larger than the estimated population of 796,400 at 31 December 1899. A hundred years ago New Zealand was a young country. Half the population was below 23 years of age. Men outnumbered women: the sex ratio was 90 women for every 100 men. At the beginning of the twenty-first century New Zealand is a mature country demographically, with an ageing population, a median age of 34.1 years (up 11 years on the 1901 figure), and a sex ratio favouring women at 103 women to 100 men.

At 31 December 1999 there were an estimated 876,000 children under 15 years, and 448,000 people aged 65 years and over. Respectively, they made up 22.9 and 11.7 of New Zealand residents, compared with 34 and 4 per cent in 1901. At the start of the last century children outnumbered elderly by 8 to 1 but now the ratio is about 2 to 1.

Dianne Macaskill DEPUTY GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Collecting Scalpers: Commerce Commission To Sue Viagogo

The Commission will claim that Viagogo made false or misleading representations: • that it was an “official” seller, when it was not • that tickets were limited or about to sell out • that consumers were “guaranteed” to receive valid tickets for their event • about the price of tickets... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Fonterra CEO Goes Early After Milk Price Trimmed

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group chief executive Theo Spierings is leaving the role early after the world's biggest dairy exporter lowered its farmgate payout and trimmed its dividend to retain cash. More>>

ALSO:

9.2 Percent: Gender Pay Gap Second-Smallest On Record

This is the second-smallest gap since the series began 20 years ago. In comparison, the gender pay gap was 9.1 percent in 2012 (the lowest on record) and 9.4 percent last year. More>>

ALSO:

Forest & Bird: Report Find Council Failures On Effluent

The report exposes significant inconsistencies and gaps in how regional councils are enforcing the rules around dairy effluent management. More>>

ALSO:

Mana In Mahi: Helping Young New Zealanders Into Work

Thousands of young people will be given the chance to gain valuable qualifications and meaningful work under the Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme launched by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent

The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. We expect to keep the OCR at this level through 2019 and into 2020, longer than we projected in our May Statement. The direction of our next OCR move could be up or down. ... More>>